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Athens: ‘New York Times Journeys’ Historic Neighborhoods and Local Food provided by Athens Urban Adventures

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Athens: ‘New York Times Journeys’ Historic Neighborhoods and Local Food

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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A note from Athens: ‘New York Times Journeys’ Historic Neighborhoods and Local Food
All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
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Updated 24/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Immerse yourself in Athenian culture by exploring ancient masterpieces and mingling with hipsters in trendy neighborhoods on an itinerary inspired by The New York Times’s “36 Hours” series. Go behind the scenes at a jewelry workshop, and meet the locals. The city that invented cities has survived for 5,000 years and remains a world-class destination for travelers. Taste it, see it and experience it with an Urban Adventures local guide. Sure, the ancient monuments are exciting, but wait until you taste the savory pies hot from the oven and shake up your own cocktail.
You'll start at
Athens 117 42, GreeceOutside of the Acropolis Metro Station (Makrigianni street entrance/exit), at street level, next to the Metro sign.
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  • 1
    Makrygianni S.A.
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 2
    Stop: 90 minutes -
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  • 3
    Philopappos Hill
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 4
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 5
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 6
    Stop: 95 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
Monastiraki Square
Agias Eleousis 3, Athina 105 55, GreeceMonastiraki Square
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Important Information
Departure Point
Acropoli, Athens 117 42, Greece
4h 30m
Return Details
Monastiraki Square, Agias Eleousis 3, Athina 105 55, Greece
  • Local, English-speaking guide
  • Freddo espresso or frappé coffee
  • Local Koulouri or Tsoureki
  • Large portion of Greek pie
  • Gyros
  • Two hands-on Greek experiences
  • Behind-the-scenes access at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Monastiraki
  • Guide gratuity
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests.
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:
  • By experiencing a hands-on lesson in traditional techniques at the Jewelry Museum, your tour helps to preserve local culture.
  • Your tour supports locally-run businesses, such as a sandal-maker, which helps preserve traditional crafts for the next generation.
  • All of the stores your visit on your tour are 100% locally owned and run
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Erika S wrote a review Aug 2020
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Thank you to our wonderful guide, Theo, for an amazing tour! We only had one full day in Greece, and this tour allowed us to pack in a lot of the food, exploring, history and culture we were looking for. Theo was very knowledgeable about Athens, and provided great
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Date of experience: August 2020
Response from NefeliGrecianlux, Guest Relations Manager at Athens: ‘New York Times Journeys’ Historic Neighborhoods and Local Food
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear esternburg, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our awarded team member Theo and our Tour! We are really honored to have Theo as part of our team! It is our duty to provide you safety and fun at the same time! Sunny Regards from the whole team! :)
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Martha wrote a review Dec 2019
Darwin, Australia7 contributions1 helpful vote
Thodoris was my guide on this tour and he was simply amazing! I saw places that I wouldn’t have found on my own and definitely learned a lot on this tour inspired by the NYT articles. Make sure to come hungry as it is packed with food stops. This is a tour I will never forget!
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Response from purple_indian, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at Athens: ‘New York Times Journeys’ Historic Neighborhoods and Local Food
Responded 3 Jan 2020
Happy New Year marthaaus, What a way to start this New Year by reading your reviews, thank you so much for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback, it motivates us so much! Our New York Times tour is certaintly a must do in Athens on our list as well and we are so happy to hear that your experience with our beloved Theo was indeed a memorable one, that is the reason we do this, creating amazing memories with fellow travellers, which we consider new global friends. We can only wish we see you sometime soon on further exploration of Greece and on your next Urban Adventure. Safe Travels and Sunny Regards From Theo and Athens Urban Adventures
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Best tour I’ve had
Theo was the best tour guide I’ve ever had, the tour was informative, interesting and he made it very fun. We saw a
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I definitely recommend!!!
This was a great night 🤩 !! Theo was the friendliest nicest guide ever, by the end of our tour, I knew more about
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Well chosen stops and a really knowledgable guide
This tour totally surpassed my expectations. First of all Theo was super conscious of the three of us on the tour:
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An amazing snapshot of Athens by night
The twilight tour with urban adventures and our guide Theo was brilliant. He was very knowledgable and enthusiastic
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Amazing experience
It was a wonderful experience, it gave us a unique point of view on the life of the Athenians. It is a tour to repe
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One of the best experiences I have ever had in Athens!
I took part in this experience when I had a long layover in Athens shortly after the borders re-opened amongst the
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Excellent tour, excellent guide
Our guide was very friendly and knowledgable. Babis taught us all about various kinds of architecture and really ma
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Knowledge Guide
George was super knowledgeable and very friendly. We had an awesome time! We would definitely do another tour with
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One on one packed full of local history
Having George as our local guide was fantastic! Getting to a hidden away rooftop cafe to enjoy some Greek coffee a
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Great way to orient yourself around the city!
Had a great time with Babis strolling through Athens on a crisp Saturday morning! Friendly and full of great inform
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This tour is fantastic and i will recommend my friend to join. Our tour guide was very good and enthusiastic.
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